UPDATE: Leader of Northampton Borough Council to resign over fears the authority could lose £200,000
Mary Markham, leader of Northampton Borough Council is set to resign from the post after disagreements with colleagues over the future of a pub. Councillor Markham (Con, Park) disagreed with cabinet colleagues over the future of the Barn Owl pub on Rectory Farm and said she could not act as leader when she believed the cabinet may open itself to losing £200,000 of taxpayers' money.
The pub's owner has submitted an application to convert the site into a Coop convenience store, but it was discovered that a covenant on the site would prevent that unless a payment of around £30,000 was made to... read more
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